Day 7: Psycho-Pass
On the seventh day of anime my waifu gave to me,
seven cloudy hues,
six girls a-fawning,
five metal vessels!
four Riki routes…
two rockin’ Joestars
and a chu2 from KyoAni!
So I don’t really have too much to say here. I’m liking the show so far – it has an interesting premise, a good cast of characters, and a good plot. If you’re looking for discussions on the series check out posts on Moe Sucks, Random Curiosity, and The Cart Driver, although chances are you’re probably already following them.
Other than that, I’d like to just say that as far as I can tell, Psycho-Pass is a show that tries to deal with a lot of issues (mainly cyperpunk and dystopian stuff) that centers around one central question: What is it that makes us human? Which is a deep question mankind has been grappling with for some time (okay, for a really long time). Sartre once said that “man is condemned to be free” (emphasis mine), and the focus of Psycho-Pass is how to deal with this idea of freedom, responsibility, and safety in the context of modern-day technology and the melding of man and machine. It’s good stuff!
Now that the brief, serious part of this post is over with, I want to go out of my way to point out some of the awesome facial expressions our main heroine, Akane, makes over the course of the past couple episodes (in chronological order). Director Urobochi Gen says he’s not the biggest fan of moe, and these aren’t really moe, but I still find them pretty funny.
To be honest though, she’s not a bad character – as of now, she hasn’t done a ton in the series or really come into her own, but we’ve been seeing her character build up for a while thanks to her work in the MWPSB (pretty sure it stands for the Ministry of Welfare and Public Safety Bureau) and her interactions with Shinya. So I’m looking forward to see where she goes with this.
As a last aside: the OP and ED themes are awesome. Not only are they well named (“abnormalize” and “Namae no nai Kaibutsu [The Monster with No Name]”, respectively), they’re also great songs (or at least, I like them a lot). I’m a bit biased though, since I’m a huge fan of Egoist. For instance, although Guilty Crown wasn’t the best thing since BBQ sauce (which I might contend is the best thing invented since the dawn of time), I absolutely loved Egoist’s OPs for the show (the ED(s) were much more meh, but that’s a stylistic thing).
Can you believe we’re past the halfway point now? And look at how many people are involved in celebrating the 12 Days of Anime! Woohoo!
Note: All the photos have been taken from verdant‘s posts on Random Curiosity.